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Walnut Hills gallery showcases first Manifest Prize winner and more

0 Comments · Monday, January 24, 2011
“Episteme” by South Korean-born Yun Jeong Hong has won the first Manifest Prize and thus is being presented in a singular show at Manifest Gallery in East Walnut Hills called One: The Manifest Prize now through Feb. 18. "Episteme" plays with the philosophical concept of French philosopher Michel Foucault's use of the term, showing us something that almost is what it seems to be but in fact is a maze of suggestions.   

Art: Maurice Mattei at Iris BookCafe

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Maurice Mattei's timeless photographs of a country where memories run deep are bringing people back to Iris BookCafe to look at 'Pictures from Italy' again. The Cincinnati photographer, musician and general all-round artist was born in Tuscany and, although he's lived almost all his life in the U.S., he has frequently returned there. This unpretentious exhibition includes more than 50 small format black and white prints.  

Art: The Chocolate Connection: Hans Sloane & Jamaica at Lloyd Library and Museum

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Downtown's Lloyd Library & Museum, a fascinating private nonprofit institution that collects books, journals and archival material related to natural history, botany, pharmacy, medicine and scientific history, recently faced a dilemma. How should it recognize the 350th anniversary of the birth of Hans Sloane, a pioneering scientist and physician whose name is not really on the tip of everybody's tongue?  

The Chocolate Connection: Hans Sloane & Jamaica (Review)

Lloyd Library & Museum offers exhibition on pioneering studies of chocolate

0 Comments · Monday, December 20, 2010
Downtown's Lloyd Library & Museum, a fascinating private nonprofit institution that collects books, journals and archival material related to natural history, botany, pharmacy, medicine and scientific history, recently faced a dilemma. How should it recognize the 350th anniversary of the birth of Hans Sloane, a pioneering scientist and physician whose name is not really on the tip of everybody's tongue? How about chocolate?  

Art: Evolutions at Art Academy of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Last chance, as it closes Friday, to catch Keith Linton's exhibition Evolutions at the Art Academy of Cincinnati (1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine). In photographs, Linton's paintings might look pleasantly two-dimensional and a throwback to Abstract Expressionism, but in actuality these marvelously three-dimensional works are collages protruding from the wall in all sorts of surprising ways and merging seamlessly with his sculpture.  

Art: Marcia Alscher at The Betts House

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In a pleasing departure from the usual holiday frou-frou, The Betts House is showing small, uncluttered, abstracted house portraits by Marcia Alscher, who understands the geometry of buildings in a visceral way. The Betts House, built in 1804 and now the oldest brick house in Ohio, is itself small and uncluttered. Alscher's paintings are perfectly at home in its rooms. Regular hours (11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday) are extended to 12:30-5 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 18, with family-friendly craft activities and seasonal refreshments.  

Art: Antique Christmas at Taft Museum of Art

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Christmas past is marvelously evoked throughout 'Antique Christmas' at the Taft Museum, with new additions this year to the nostalgic feather trees and old-fashioned toys waiting for Christmas morning. Paper dolls have their own paper dollhouse and Noah's arks fill a display case, along with their attendant animals, two-by-two. There's a German miniature toy shop from the 1890s and a special Keystone Gallery display of printed Christmas cutouts in brilliant chromolithographic colors.  

Bestiary (Review)

Manifest show explores the state of the animal in contemporary art

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2010
'Bestiary' sweeps through all three rooms of Manifest Gallery in a lively embodiment of the kind of show the East Walnut Hills gallery has to a degree pioneered and does well. An idea (in this case "animals") is thrown out worldwide thanks to the Internet, and a stringent jury/curatorial process sifts the keepers from what is usually a heady number of submissions.  

Art: Tom Schiff at the Architecture Foundation

0 Comments · Monday, November 15, 2010
Cincinnati photographer Thomas Schiff has turned his panoramic camera on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in an exhibition on view at the Architectural Foundation on display through Dec.16. The distinctive houses and other buildings by the influential 20th century architect respond well to this unusual photography, in which the camera rotates a full circle to present an all-around view. Both exteriors and interiors of these iconic structures are shown.  

Art: Bestiary at Manifest Gallery

0 Comments · Monday, November 15, 2010
'Bestiary' sweeps through all three rooms of Manifest Gallery in a lively embodiment of the kind of show the East Walnut Hills gallery has to a degree pioneered and does well. An idea (in this case "animals") is thrown out worldwide, thanks to the Internet, and a stringent jury/curatorial process sifts the keepers from what is usually a heady number of submissions. This time, 410 artists submitted images of 985 works. Twenty-five works by 17 artists, from France, Canada, England and the U.S., made the cut.